Fleam (Period)

Fleam (Period)

A fleam is a surgeon’s lancet, drawn in a highly stylized manner; it’s found in the arms of the Worshipful Company of Barbers, 1451 [Bromley & Child 14].  The blade is to chief by default.  The fleam is used as a symbol by the Society’s chirurgeons (and by some Kingdoms’ chirurgeon groups as well), but it is not considered a restricted charge in Society heraldry.

The Chirurgeonate bears:  Gules, on a goutte argent a fleam gules.

Danyel Leech bears:  Vert, three fleams Or.

Jeanne d’Aussay bears:  Per chevron azure crusilly Or, and argent, in base a fleam gules.

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